Proposed revision B to SAE AS5553 is now in the formal balloting process. The outcome of the collaborative work between industry subject matter experts and US DoD representatives, in my view, created a proposed revision to AS5553 that will be useful toward articulating requirements for a “Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System” that aligns well with recent DoD regulations.
DFARS Clause 252.246-7007 encourages the use of Government or industry recognized standards, such as AS5553, for the design, operation, and maintenance of systems to detect and avoid counterfeit electronic parts and suspect counterfeit electronic parts. Proposed revision B includes changes to better align with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007. I strongly encourage US Defense contractors and their subcontractors, and DoD organizations to support this forthcoming revision to AS5553.
Last fall, I prepared the following paper which offers guidance to contractors and subcontractors in establishing and implementing a “Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System” that complies with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007. Though this paper refers to revision A to AS5553, I believe the guidance offered remains relevant to proposed revision B to AS5553 and the forthcoming ARP6328. ….
NOTE: This paper is a compilation of material published in earlier posts (i.e. ‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ – Parts 1 through 6, Oct and Nov 2015)